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  • Night Time, My Time

    Night Time, My Time | ALBUM REVIEW

    The full-length debut from model-actress-singer Sky Ferreira sounds like a soundtrack for the Breakfast Club remake playing in her head. Ferreira airlifts her electropop hooks straight from the Eighties, her yelping, surly vocals frosted with thick production...

    October 29, 2013 12:10 AM ET
  • The Blessed Unrest

    The Blessed Unrest | ALBUM REVIEW

    Four albums in, the singer-pianist behind the hit "Love Song" has not shed her major songwriting affliction: She's just too diplomatic. The Blessed Unrest is full of broad, exposition-heavy vignettes of heartache and resiliency; the songs feel...

    July 16, 2013 12:05 AM ET
  • Japandroids, Bloc Party Help Governors Ball Weather the Storm

    Japandroids, Bloc Party Help Governors Ball Weather the Storm | ARTICLE

    So many shoes laid abandoned and submerged in the calf-deep mud at the Governors Ball on Manhattan's Randall's Island on Friday. They were symbols of exasperation, of concession to the brutality of nature – or,...

    June 10, 2013 2:00 PM ET
  • Kanye West Performs 'Yeezus' Songs at Governors Ball

    Kanye West Performs 'Yeezus' Songs at Governors Ball | ARTICLE

    A good half-hour into Kanye West's climactic headlining set last night at Governors Ball – the three-day New York festival already plagued by numerous acts of God without help from Yeezus – the stage went black...

    June 10, 2013 10:55 AM ET
  • Gun N' Roses Bring Hard-Rock Theatrics to Governors Ball

    Gun N' Roses Bring Hard-Rock Theatrics to Governors Ball | ARTICLE

    It took an act of God at Governors Ball on Friday – an assailing, miserable rainstorm and frightening flooding – to create a miracle on Saturday night. And yet one happened, it really...

    June 9, 2013 1:11 PM ET
  • Kings of Leon Emerge From the Storm for Rescheduled Governors Ball

    Kings of Leon Emerge From the Storm for Rescheduled Governors Ball | ARTICLE

    Instead of a temperate evening of Southern rock, Friday night at Governors Ball was a wash – quite literally. Torrential rain and ferocious winds marred the opening day of the newly expanded three-day...

    June 9, 2013 11:41 AM ET
  • Monomania

    Monomania | ALBUM REVIEW

    Since forming Deerhunter as a raw ambient-punk outfit 12 years ago, Bradford Cox has turned an obsession with rock & roll excess and escapism – and all the fluid-spattered, cross-dressing onstage moments that such provokes – into...

    May 7, 2013 12:20 AM ET
  • Johnny Marr and Andy Rourke Reunite in NY

    Johnny Marr and Andy Rourke Reunite in NY | VIDEO

    One night before concluding his solo headlining tour of the United States, former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr surprised his crowd at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn by inviting his former bandmate Andy Rourke onstage....

    May 4, 2013 10:25 AM ET
  • Lil Wayne Dropped by Mountain Dew Over 'Offensive' Lyrics

    Lil Wayne Dropped by Mountain Dew Over 'Offensive' Lyrics | ARTICLE

    Lil Wayne continues to face the fallout for his crude lyrical reference to the slain Civil Rights figure Emmett Till: he has now been dropped as a Mountain Dew spokesman. Despite Wayne issuing a public...

    May 4, 2013 9:50 AM ET
  • Coachella Bumps Stone Roses, Makes Blur Headliners

    Coachella Bumps Stone Roses, Makes Blur Headliners | ARTICLE

    This year's Coachella has packed quite a few surprises already, from violent sandstorms to R. Kelly dueting with Phoenix. Now, with the festival's second weekend only two days away, organizers have pulled an unprecedented...

    April 17, 2013 5:45 PM ET
  • Beastie Boys' Mike D Feeds Sandy Victims

    Beastie Boys' Mike D Feeds Sandy Victims | VIDEO

    After Hurricane Sandy left tens of thousands of Brooklyn and Queens residents without power or heat, Beastie Boys' Mike D wasted no time extending a hand to his beloved home turf. The rapper quietly began a...

    April 2, 2013 6:30 PM ET
  • R.E.V.O.

    R.E.V.O. | ALBUM REVIEW

    Teamwork isn't a problem for these Canadians, as the 147 million people who saw their YouTube cover of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" can verify; in it, the five-piece hunch around a single guitar,...

    March 25, 2013 3:45 PM ET
  • Ai Weiwei Recording a Metal Album

    Ai Weiwei Recording a Metal Album | ARTICLE

    The controversial Chinese artist and outspoken political dissident Ai Weiwei is planning to release his first heavy metal album – a decision that stemmed from boredom during his governmental detainment in 2011. The sculptor and installation artist, who...

    March 11, 2013 4:55 PM ET
  • "Ocean"

    "Ocean" | SONG REVIEW

    New Orleans-bred singer Smith has the wide range and smoky soul-pop pipes of a gentler Jennifer Hudson or an edgier Norah Jones. Here she promises herself to her new beau, skipping effortlessly from an earthy folk...

    February 4, 2013 3:50 PM ET
  • Jakob Dylan, Roger Waters Lead Sweet 'Love for Levon' Tribute to Levon Helm

    Jakob Dylan, Roger Waters Lead Sweet 'Love for Levon' Tribute to Levon Helm | ARTICLE

    Levon Helm's musical legacy revealed itself to be in good hands on Wednesday night at Love for Levon, an open-hearted benefit concert for the family of the late singer-drummer of the Band. Packed with marquee musical...

    October 4, 2012 11:20 AM ET
  • On the Charts: Pink Pops Ahead to Number One

    On the Charts: Pink Pops Ahead to Number One | ARTICLE

    WINNER OF THE WEEK: Pink, the snarling little pop-star-who-could. The singer lands her first Number One album this week with the release of The Truth About Love; she sold 280,000 copies of her R&B-inflected sixth disc,...

    September 26, 2012 12:15 PM ET
  • Shrines

    Shrines | ALBUM REVIEW

    This Canadian duo composed their spectral electro-pop debut by writing tracks back and forth via e-mail over hundreds of miles. That sense of distance permeates the music: dark, mutable, likably repetitive  synth whirr that recalls artfully creepy...

    September 3, 2012 2:40 PM ET
  • Four

    Four | ALBUM REVIEW

    Recorded after the British art rockers reportedly fired and rehired lead singer Kele Okereke, their guitar-heavy fourth record stews with palpable aggression. There's tetchy falsetto, brittle distortion and a tempestuous anti-one- percent rant ("We're Not Good People")...

    August 23, 2012 4:20 PM ET
  • British Pop Star Paloma Faith on Conquering America, 'Dating' Tom Waits

    British Pop Star Paloma Faith on Conquering America, 'Dating' Tom Waits | ARTICLE

    Like so many of her countrymen before her, the British pop singer Paloma Faith is determined to conquer America. However, like fewer of them, she arrives on our shores with a ringing endorsement from Satan. "I was the...

    August 10, 2012 12:30 PM ET
  • Nicki Minaj on New Clothing Line: 'Lil Wayne Will Be Asking Me for a Job!'

    Nicki Minaj on New Clothing Line: 'Lil Wayne Will Be Asking Me for a Job!' | BLOG ENTRY

    Nicki Minaj throws a dazzling Trinidadian carnival in the new video for "Pound the Alarm," the latest single from Pink Friday:Roman Reloaded, and her burgeoning fashion empire aims to make everyday looks equally colorful. In the...

    August 1, 2012 9:00 AM ET
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